Football Queensland has confirmed details of the 2022 Community and Advanced League structures for Junior and Senior competitions in South East Queensland as part of the Future of Football 2020+ competition reforms.
Find out more about the 2022 SEQ Community and Advanced competition structures below.
The 2022 Brisbane Community League structures have been confirmed for MiniRoos, Community Juniors and Metro Men’s and Women’s Leagues, with other SEQ community league competitions to follow a similar structure.
These competition structures will deliver valuable cost savings for clubs across Brisbane as Community Junior Boys and Girls clubs and Men’s and Women’s Metro League clubs will see their team fees reduced by 50% compared to 2021.
Find out more about the community competition structures for MiniRoos, Juniors and Seniors below.
MiniRoos leagues in 2022 will be geographically hubbed, with Under 6 to Under 9 players from nearby clubs playing against each other in established hubs to ensure travel is limited.
Girls-only competitions will also be offered for Under 8 to Under 11 age groups, while all clubs will have access to MiniRoos resources including coach education and training resources and MiniRoos coaching certificates.
COMMUNITY JUNIOR BOYS & GIRLS
In 2022, Community Junior Boys and Girls competitions (Under 12 to Under 16) will continue with the existing structure on a nomination basis, with final league standings in 2021 used to determine the final league compositions.
This structure will allow for promotion and relegation between divisions for promotion-ready or nominated teams who wish to progress, providing valuable opportunities for aspirational players and teams.
Clubs will see their team fees halved in 2022, and will also benefit from access to high-quality coach education, coaching resources and coach accreditation.
A referee appointment process for qualified and sanctioned referees remains in place in 2022 for all competitive teams.
COMMUNITY MEN’S & WOMEN’S
In 2022, the Men’s and Women’s Metro Leagues will replace the existing City League structure in Brisbane, with this new competition structure to deliver significant benefits to clubs across the Metro North and Metro South zones and provide more opportunities for aspirational players.
The new Metro League structure will allow for promotion and relegation between divisions for promotion-ready or nominated teams who wish to advance, while allowing for crucial cost savings for clubs as Metro League teams will have their entry fees halved compared to 2021 and will pay zero media fees.
With the community structure sitting underneath and outside of the licensed frameworks of the advanced structure, community clubs who wish to step up into the advanced structure will have the opportunity to do so over time.
As part of the new structure, the new Metro League Cup will replace the City League Cup.
MASTERS MEN’S & WOMEN’S
In 2022, the FQ Masters League will be structured in a home and away format spanning Men’s Over 35s, Men’s Over 45s and Women’s competitions.
The Men’s Over 35s and Over 45s competitions will remain split in North and South conferences, with Football Queensland to deliver the Metro North competitions and Queensland Masters Football (QMF) continuing to administer the Metro South competitions.
The Women’s Legends competition (Over 30s) will consist of one league featuring teams from across Brisbane, replacing the existing Brisbane Legends competition with games continuing to be played on Wednesday nights.
All registered players will be fully insured under Football Australia’s National Insurance Scheme and have access to newly ratified Competition Rules, Disciplinary and Member Protection and Dispute Resolution Policies.
In an exciting first for Australian football, the 2022 Advanced competition structures will connect the football pyramid to create stronger pathways for players and clubs across the state.
The competition structures that will be in place for SEQ Men’s and SEQ Women’s Leagues from 2022 will allow for promotion and relegation between leagues, while the Advanced Junior Boys and Girls structures will allow for future movement between leagues as determined by club assessments.
Find out more about the competition structures for Advanced Juniors and Seniors below.
SEQ ADVANCED MEN’S
In 2022, the FQPL 3 to 6 Brisbane Leagues will replace the existing Brisbane Premier League and Capital League structures.
The new football pyramid will deliver connected competitions from the NPL to the FQPL 6 through promotion and relegation.
Club placement in the FQPL leagues will be merit-based and determined based on their final league standings from 2021.
There will be no change to licence fees for clubs participating in the FQPL 2 to FQPL 6 competitions when compared to the current 2021 fees for equivalent Brisbane competitions.
Club licence fees that cover both the First Grade and U23’s teams will either be reduced or remain the same compared to licence fees currently being paid by Brisbane clubs participating in the 2021 Brisbane Premier League and Capital League competitions.
SEQ ADVANCED WOMEN’S
In 2022, the Advanced Women’s competition structure will see the introduction of a new FQPL 2 and local region-based FQPL 3 competitions.
The new football pyramid will deliver connected competitions from NPL to FQPL 3 through promotion and relegation, with two to be promoted and two to be relegated each season.
This new structure will see clubs transition from the existing Capital League 1 Women’s competition into the new FQPL 3 Brisbane.
There will be no change to licence fees for clubs participating in the FQPL 3 in 2022 when compared to the current fees paid by clubs in the 2021 Capital League 1 Women’s competition.
SEQ ADVANCED JUNIOR BOYS
The 2022 Advanced Junior Boys structure will see the introduction of new FQPL Development and Metro leagues to complement the existing NPL Boys structure that consists of the NPL Academy and the NPL Development.
The football pyramid will deliver connected competitions from NPL Academy to local region-based FQPL Metro Leagues in South East Queensland, while in Brisbane the 2022 structure will see clubs transition from the existing Brisbane Youth Premier League and Division 1 Boys competitions into the new FQPL Metro Brisbane North and South.
The FQPL Development League will include U13 to U18 age groups and will comprise of clubs predominantly from the current FQPL 2 Men’s, replacing the existing BYPL.
Movement between leagues will be determined by club assessments that consider technical outcomes and other related factors.
SEQ JUNIOR GIRLS
In 2022, the Advanced Junior Girls competitions will continue within the existing NPL Girls (U14 and U16) structure and results will remain decoupled from NPL Women’s competitions.
This structure will provide a smooth transition between age groups by connecting SAP Girls (U10 to U12) to the NPL Girls competitions (U14 to First Team).
Clubs involved in the Advanced Junior Girls structure will be assessed as part of the club licensing process for the NPL Girls competitions.
The 2022 Advanced Junior Girls structure will sit above the Community Junior Girls structure, allowing for future movement between leagues to be determined by club assessments that consider technical outcomes and other related factors.
There will be no additional fees for NPL Junior Girls teams as costs are factored into each club’s NPL Women’s licence.